You cannot have it all, they say. This adage has always been true when it comes to career. You may be earning more, but you do not like what you are doing. You may be engaged in a passion project, but you cannot make much money off it.
Somewhere in between lies your true calling and purpose — your ikigai, as the Japanese would like to call it. Some switch to a new career to find it. Others, on the other hand, look for another job because they want to try new things.
Whether you plan to become a doctor or take a trainer and assessor course in Gold Coast, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind for a smoother transition, says RAM Training Services.
Keep It Slow
Do not feel guilty if you cannot figure out yet what you really want in life. A new career is your ticket to new and exciting things, so you need to choose carefully. If you cannot leave your current job yet, take the time to gain experience. Take the time to hone your skills.
Pick Your Skills
Since you are shifting to a new career, understand that there is a great chance you will be starting at square one. Choose the skills that you gained from your old job and use them to advance. If you want to discover new strengths, take on part-time jobs or offer pro-bono work.
Choose People, Not Jobs
A lasting and satisfying career is not just about the jobs you took on. It is also about the people you have worked with. As such, consider the people you will work with before switching to a new career. Find a mentor who can offer professional advice. Expand your network by attending seminars, series of training, or even parties.
Transitioning to a new career may be a difficult move, especially if your attachment to your old one is almost unbreakable. If you are caught in this dilemma, remember why you are switching to a new career in the first place.